Introduction of VAT in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Introduction of VAT in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Locations: Dubai
Start Date:

11/20/2017 4:59 AM

End Date:

The introduction of VAT in the GCC from January 2018 will be a significant change for businesses operating in the region. Crowe’s team of local specialists are coming to the UK to run this seminar. They will guide you through the rules that are to be implemented, explaining what is known now given that some of the countries have issued their legislation/guidance, along with the developments which are expected in the near future.

The seminar will help you to assess the impact in planning for the practical implementation steps required and allow you to avoid any unexpected arising VAT costs. Specifically, we will cover:


  •   Legal Framework
  •   Jurisdictions covered and latest developments for each individual country
  •   Common VAT features within GCC countries
  •   Exceptions (Zero Rate and Exemption)
  •   VAT in the UAE
  •   Legal Framework
  •   Main features of the UAE VAT Law and Excise Tax Law
  •   Tax administration in the UAE
  •   Free Zones in the UAE
  •   Challenges for businesses in the UAE


Who should attend

The seminar is aimed at finance and tax professionals that want to get a good understanding of the new VAT regimes being introduced in the region and how the new rules could apply to their businesses.

Date:20 Nov, 2017


Time:8:30 am - 12:00 pm



Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP
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10 Salisbury Square
London EC4Y 8EH